Chris Schults

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

Tech entrepreneur open to co-founders and ideas.
Chris's Skills
Marketing
Programming
Design
Business Development
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Operations
Product Management
Sales
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About Chris

I've been an entrepreneur since college way back in 2000, bootstrapping 3 businesses involved in computer surveillance, cabinetry importing from China, and fashion marketing. My current business (7 years and running) has no employees and is mostly cloud automated. Although it's not scalable, it's given me freedom to pursue other interests.

I see opportunity disrupting my current market, combining online fashion shopping with AI and machine learning. Open to other ideas and opportunities too.

I bring to the table full-time grit, experience, and strengths in systems thinking, automation, and creative marketing. I have another part time co-founder with experience in the fashion industry and advertiser relationships.

A co-founder who would be complementary would be an ambitious entrepreneurial MBA-type organized thinker and/or a tech developer with a focus on big data, AI and machine learning in A2. Also seeking advisors with experience in related industries.

Quote

I AM. Two of the most powerful words. For what you put after them shapes your reality. - Unknown

Work Experience

Founder

Original Programs, Inc.

August 2000 - July 2008

- Provided sales assistance and customer support. - Formed profitable affiliate business relationships. - Developed and sold computer surveillance software targeted toward spouses, parents, and employers.

Co-Founder

GCB Imports - Integrity Cabinetry

March 2007 - May 2010

- Negotiated purchasing relationships with factories in China. - Set up Las Vegas and Houston showrooms and warehouses. - Lead sales and support for dealers, contractors, and end users. - Developed dozens of local SEO websites to support customers. - Developed a cabinetry ordering system.

Co-Founder

Fashion Stylist

May 2010 - Today

- Established profitable affiliate business relationships with Fortune 500 companies and managers. - Designed and developed FashionStylist.com, a website and cloud computing system that combines hundreds of product catalogs into one centralized search. - Designed and developed LookBuilder, a Silverlight app that creates and publishes collages of fashion. - Co-developed and coordinated outsourcing of MyStyleCast.com, a newsletter that suggests fashion based on your local weather.

Education

The Ohio State University

Computer Science and Engineering / Business Marketing - Incomplete

1998 - 2003

Co-working Space

Tech Brewery

2015 - 2016

MI-HQ

2016 - Today